Books

Las Vegas is home to more than glitzy casinos and pawn shops: the city can now claim a robust special collections program at nearby University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), thanks in part to a $5-million endowment recently established by alumna Beverly Rogers.

The endowment will fund the Beverly Rogers Rare

Martha's Vineyard’s reputation as a haven for writers and poets is well-documented--Dorothy West, Art Buchwald, David McCullough, and Judy Blume represent a few who have called the island home--and since 2005 the

Fine press book culture in California owes much to H. Mallette Dean (1907-1975), a prolific printmaker and illustrator perhaps best known for a talent of tailoring his work to each commission. A regular illustrator for the Book Club of California, Grabhorn Press, Colt Press, and the Allen Press, Dean’s distinctive, modernist style was largely influenced by social realist muralist

'Tis the season for award ceremonies, and on Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Kelly Barnhill received the Newbery Medal (awarded for most outstanding contribution to children's literature) for The Girl Who Drank the

Anyone that's ever worked with rare books holds on to the hope that someday they'll dust off an old tome and out will spill some previously undiscovered - but amazingly relevant - piece of ephemera.

Something akin to that happened to bookseller John Howell of Los Angeles. Howell recently received a copy of the book Farewell Thou Busy
"A good way to make a small fortune in the book business is to start with a large one."

Despite that common piece of advice, issued with gusto to beginning booksellers, a teenager in Tennessee recently opened his own bookshop in a brave attempt to fund his college education.  Seventeen year old Trent Crowthers of Nolensville, Tennessee was anxious to attend college and realized he
One of our ongoing concerns here at Fine Books is the intersection of books and art.  In the midst of a digital revolution in publishing, I would like to start profiling small, independent publishers who produce fine editions of their books; those who relish in the artistic possibilities of the codex and create the collectable books of our age.

This new, occasional series begins
Over the weekend I interviewed librarian and author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson about her new "documentary novel" No Crystal Stair.  The innovative novel follows the life and career of the
Today marks the beginning of a new series at the Fine Books blog profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers. We begin with Teri Osborn of William Reese Company in New Haven: